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La Vallada

Olivier Rivière

La Vallada Bottle
Appellation
Arlanza
Variety
Tempranillo
Age of Vines
15
Farming
Organic with biodynamic practices
Soil
Gravel
Altitude
950 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, destemmed, natural yeast fermentation in tank, partial carbonic maceration
Aging
12 months in neutral French oak then 12 months in tank

Overview

La Vallada is a 2.5 hectare enclosed vineyard – Vallada meaning enclosed – at an elevation of 950m from which Olivier sources young vine Tempranillo for this cuvée. Olivier considers this cuvée to be his Covarrubias Village wine. Because of the youth of this site, Olivier gently destems the fruit destined for La Vallada keeping the whole berries intact. The fruit is then carefully layered in a fermentation tank with any overflow being fermented in small bins. The weight of the grapes and the native yeasts causes fermentation to begin naturally. Extraction and maceration is very gentle, resulting in a small percentage of the fruit fermenting by carbonic maceration.

 

Ratings & Reviews

91

2014 La Vallada

Source: WA

Rioja, Spain
  • Location
    Rioja, Spain
  • Appellation
    Arlanza
  • Proprietor
    Olivier Rivière
  • Winemaker
    Olivier Rivière
  • Size / Elevation
    25 hectares / 350–1000 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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